On the FarmVille podcast released on March 12, users were alerted to an upcoming feature involving new animals and the Horse Stable. Well, I am happy to inform you that that new feature has officially launched within FarmVille, and that it will let you have a chance at adopting a baby Foal.
The process is more complicated that simply coming across a “lost” Foal through a game pop-up however, in that you’ll first have to come across a Stallion, that will be given shelter in your Horse Stable, potentially resulting in a Foal the next time your harvest from your Stable.
To explain this further, as you enter the game, you’ll likely receive an informative pop-up warning you that you may come across a Wandering Stallion on your farm. When you find one, you are allowed to post your discovery to your wall in the form of an interactive news item, that you friends can click on in order to give the Stallion some shelter for the night inside their own Horse Stable.
You don’t actually adopt the Stallion; rather, this entire process seems to just add a virtual “power-up” of sorts to your Stable, so that you’ll have a chance of finding a Foal the next time you collect from it.
When you find a Foal, you’re then allowed to post the discovery onto your news feed in the same way that you would any other discovered animal or item (Farmhands, Arborists, experience points, and the like). Your friends can then click on that pop-up and receive a Foal for their farm.
At the time of this writing, the only way for users to be able to get a Foal is to find one through said pop-up. Even if you help numerous Stallions and post multiple discovered Foals to your wall, these would only help your friends. That being the case, be sure to be on the lookout for Foal-related news items on your feed, so that you too can have one of these adorable little creatures on your farm.